In Telemachus Stephen remembers how "all prayed on their knees" around his mother's deathbed, and he recalls words from that prayer: "Liliata rutilantium te confessorum turma circumdet: iubilantium te virginum chorus excipiat" (“May the troop of confessors, glowing like lilies, surround you. May the choir of virgins, jubilant, take you in”). His thoughts return to these words at the end of the same chapter, and also in Scylla and Charybdis, Circe, and Ithaca. The echo at the end of Telemachus is particularly interesting, because it aligns with thoughts that Bloom has at the end of his first chapter and possibly fixes the time at which both chapters are concluding.

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The Roman Ritual, in a facing-page Latin-English 1950 edition. Source:

The Layman's Missal and Prayer Book. Source:

Bells in St. Mary's Church, Felmersham, Bedfordshire. Source: